Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida panzeri

Cassida panzeri Weise, 1907

on Taraxacum, etc.


Larvae and adults free on the leaves. The spinulose larvae are conspicuous by holding a large lump, a mix of frass and exuvia, over the body, kept in place by a pair of hooks at the tip of the abdomen.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Arctium lappa; ? Cirsium arvense, vulgare; Scorzonera humilis; Taraxacum officinale; Tragopogon pratensis.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Bukejs, Telnov & Barševskis (2009a), Cunev (2015a), Gavrilović, Gavrilović, Ćurči, ao (2014a), Petitpierre (2009a), Pozsgai (2005a), Recalde Irurzon & Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a).

Last modified 25.xi.2023